Catalyzing school innovation through STEAM education

The Acera Education Innovation initiative partners with teachers, public schools and district leaders to cultivate a love of learning through student choice, voice, agency and hands-on STEAM learning. By offering customizable and scalable programs,  we form partnerships that lead to long-term success: highly engaged students who experience the joy of learning—and who become inspired to tackle the challenges of our changing world.

AceraEI and
S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

Through customized professional development to teachers in hands-on STEAM, AceraEI increased both teachers’ and students’ confidence and engagement, improving overall school culture and climate.


Watch how we did it!

AceraEI partners with public schools to offer 50+ modules in engineering, computer science, robotics, life sciences, makerspace learning, design thinking, and social and emotional learning. Our consultants provide teacher support and mentorship every step of the way.

We help schools and districts achieve their goals: increased teacher satisfaction, retention, and confidence; authentic student engagement and positive attitudes toward STEAM learning; enhanced performance on NGSS assessments and mastery of ISTE standards.

Acera’s Education Inovation initiative grew out of our own lab school, Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity and Leadership. Our approach is built around evidence-based pedagogy that results in student growth and creativity via joyful learning.

AceraEI in the Boston Globe

How one Mass. school bucked the rise in absenteeism

As schools nationwide face a 20% increase in chronic absenteeism, Acera’s Courtney Dickinson and Lowell Public Schools’ Wendy Crocker-Roberge share how their collaboration has resulted in fewer absences and increased student engagement.